On 20 May 2022 the President signed the Act amending the Act on providing assistance to the citizens of Ukraine. The new provisions provide for creating a government IT system to facilitate contacts between employers and those looking for a job.
The amendment of the Act of 12 May 2022 on assistance to the citizens of Ukraine in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of the country and the Act on computerisation of the activities of entities performing public tasks is aimed at introducing a tool to make it easier for refugees from Ukraine residing in Poland to find employment corresponding to their qualifications.
Employers will also benefit from the introduction of this new system. Thanks to the proposed solution, it will be easier to find employees with the desired profile and to quickly make contact with them.
The new government system is expected to be simple to use, and the Ministry of Digital Affairs will be in charge of creating the tool and ensuring its proper functioning.
The government system will offer the following functionality expected to facilitate:
With the new tool, a jobseeker will be able to match his/her competences with published job offers and thus sooner get in touch with potential employers.
Key principles for using the system:
According to the proposed legislation, the following types of data of natural persons will be collected in the ICT system supporting the contact of the citizens of Ukraine with potential employers:
The data are to be processed in the system for a period of 12 months following the date of the last user activity. Upon expiry of this period, the minister responsible for IT affairs will notify the user of the intention to delete the data. The data will be erased immediately within 30 days of sending the aforementioned notification, but only if the user continues to be inactive.
The Act was signed by the President and will enter into force on the day following its announcement.